Tag Archive: New Zealand

Diggin’ This: Julien Dyne – “Design” (Soundway Records)

  The groove is real.       On “Design,” Berlin-via-Wellington-via-Auckland-via-Montreal musician, drummer, DJ, and visual artist Julien Dyne opens with a gritty, Theo Parrish-ish beat loop and shimmering piano punctuation before melting it… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hopetoun Brown – “Let’s Not Be Friends”

  Named after Hopetoun St in the Auckland neighborhood of Ponsonby where they grew up (the very same neighborhood where I hosted my very first leftfield beats and electronic soul radio show on… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Electric Wire Hustle – “Go Slow” (Bastard Jazz)

  Feeling the slow strings, slow toms, slow kicks, and slow vox of “Go Slow,” a brand new song from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Scuba Diva (Lorde’s Keyboardist) – “What’s the Point?” (Produced by Silicon)

  When he’s not playing keyboards in Lorde‘s touring band, Paraparaumu, New Zealand’s Jimmy Mac aka Scuba Diva makes brooding, wavy, washy, indie-funk excellence.       “What’s the Point?” is produced by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leisure – “Hot Love”

  Leisure, you are from Auckland, New Zealand and make incredible music like “Got It Bad” that I haven’t stopped spinning since I first heard it (this may have been their first radio… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Doprah – “Stranger People”

  With “Stranger People,” Christchurch, New Zealand’s Doprah remind me of a slightly more cheerful Portishead who’ve listened to a lot of Lorde, Dr Octagon’s “Blue Flowers,” and Flying Lotus’ jangly drum loops.… Continue reading

Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

  Love the pouncing piano, widescreen strings, and simmering drum beat on this new leftfield soul jam from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       I played the Flako remix of this track on… Continue reading

Sorceress – “Teacups” (Free Download)

  Love this rollin’ ‘n’ clappin,’ Fat Freddy-Droppin’ house beat and these honeyed soul vocals on “Teacups,” the brand new track from New Zealand five-piece Sorceress.       Formerly known as Funkommunity,… Continue reading

Flying Lotus ft Laura Darlington – “Phantasm” (Video by Markus Hofko)

  If the new Star Wars movie looked like Auckland, New Zealand director Markus Hofko‘s video for Flying Lotus‘ otherworldly “Phantasm,” I would not be mad at all.       The visuals are a… Continue reading

Lorde – “No Better”

Lorde did a Beyonce this morning and dropped a new single out of the blue.   Listen to “No Better” via iTunes here.         Samsung apps, skyscraper projections, Wee Waa,… Continue reading

Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)

Dubbed-out, squiggly, hairstylin’ funk from Wellington, New Zealand’s answer to Mr. Scruff.   Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)       Lord Echo‘s new album, Curiosities, is out now on Bastard… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 13, 2013.

  Like an Angeleno finishing a juice cleanse by heading to In-N-Out, I’m beyond stoked to play you this latest mix. Hope you dig. Let me know your favorite track and where you’re listening… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 29, 2013.

  Say hello to a brand new edition of the Dan Digs DJ mix podcast radio show broadcast session!   It’s an eclectic, fast-paced blend of everything I’m digging at the moment in… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dan Digs podcast radio show DJ mix! 35 of my favorite tracks of the moment all blended up nice.         Unfortunately this episode… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

Two hours of my favorite latest and greatest beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul cuts!       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Bones”

My favorite track from Freddy’s since “Wandering Eye.” It’s all about that chord change at 0:56.     Stream Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bones” and the rest of the album here.   Fat Freddy’s… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

Stoked, hyped, and generally ex-ci-ted for this week’s brand new show!     Hope you’re all doing well. Special shouts going out to anyone tuning in for the first time!      … Continue reading

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Rà-àkõ-st” (Lindstrøm Cover)

After Lindstrøm recently remixed the band’s “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark),” New Zealand-via-Portland’s U.M.O. return the favor by reworking the Norwegian producer’s U.F.O. disco audio into a grainy, warped, psychedelic 1970s TV… Continue reading

Weird Together ft Yaw Boateng & Karima Madut – “Chale” (Official Video)

I’ve been obsessed with Ghana’s azonto rhythms and saying “chale” a lot ever since hearing E.L.’s dancey and ridiculously catchy “Obuu Mo.” Suffice to say I was extremely pleased to stumble upon Weird… Continue reading

Opossom – “Blue Meanies” (Free MP3 Download)

Grainy psychedelic soul from New Zealand’s Kody Nielson of the Mint Chicks and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.     Head over here for more Opossom. Sadly this link, while it will provide you with… Continue reading

Funkommunity – “Dandelion” (Official Video)

Loving this Nu Zealand nu soul with a groove that’s heavily indebted to the L.A. beat scene.   Must be something in the sunshine.  

Sola Rosa ft Iva Lamkum – ‘Turn Around’

This is what August 24th, afternoon, warm with overly-appreciated sunshine, in Seattle, sounds like. There is an abundance of good music from New Zealand.